Handbook of Hormones

Author: Yoshio Takei
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128010673
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Handbook of Hormones: Comparative Endocrinology for Basic and Clinical Research collates fundamental information about the structure and function of hormones from basic biology to clinical use. The handbook offers a rapid way to obtain specific facts about the chemical and molecular characteristics of hormones, their receptors and signalling pathways, and the biological activities they regulate. The evolution of hormones and gene families is also covered both in the text and in online ancillaries. Users will find simple and visual ways to learn key molecular information. Chapters and online ancillary resources integrate additional sections, providing a comparative molecular, functional, and evolutionary consideration. Provides the only single resource available with concise, yet informative descriptions of hormones in vertebrates, invertebrates, and plants Presents hormones in groups according to their origin, so that readers can easily understand their inter-relation Includes comparative information on the structures and functions of hormones enabling readers to understand both general and specific actions in and across species Ancillary website hosts additional information, including sequence data, comparative data, figures, and tables

Handbook of vitamins minerals and hormones

Author: Roman J. Kutsky
Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Format: PDF, ePub
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Lists the chemical properties, metabolic roles, and functional interrelationships of thirteen vitamins and twenty-three hormones found in the human body

Handbook of Neuroendocrinology

Author: George Fink
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123785545
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Neuroendocrinology, the discipline concerned with how the nervous system controls hormonal secretion and how hormones control the brain, is pivotal to physiology and medicine. Neuroendocrinology has disclosed and underpins fundamental physiological, molecular biological and genetic principles such as the regulation of gene transcription and translation, the mechanisms of chemical neurotransmission and intracellular and systemic feedback control systems. Reproduction, growth, stress, aggression, metabolism, birth, feeding and drinking and blood pressure are some of the bodily functions that are triggered and/or controlled by neuroendocrine systems. In turn, neuroendocrine dysfunction due to genetic or other deficits can lead, for example, to infertility, impotence, precocious or delayed puberty, defective or excessive growth, obesity and anorexia, Cushing’s Syndrome, hypertension or thyroid disorders. These as well as neuroendocrine tumors are some of the themes covered in the 36 chapters of the Handbook. Drafted by internationally acknowledged experts in the field, the Handbook chapters feature detailed up-to-date bibliographies as well as "how do we know?" call out sections that highlight the experimental or technical foundations for major concepts, principles, or methodological advances in each area. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty in neuroscience, medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, psychology and cognate disciplines, the Handbook of Neuroendocrinology satisfies an unmet need that will prove useful at the laboratory bench as well as in the office. The most comprehensive up-to-date source covering basic principles, neural regulation, hormone/brain function and behavior, and neuroendocrine pathology "How do we know?" callout sections highlight core concepts Heavily illustrated with over 350 figures, 4-color throughout

Hormone Therapy

Author: Katherine Sherif
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461462681
Format: PDF
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Hormone Therapy: A Clinical Handbook provides a comprehensive overview on hormone replacement therapy, with a range of key features that differentiate it from other titles on the topic. This concise, handy title presents an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, acknowledging that sex hormones affect more than reproductive organs and hot flushes for a deeper understanding of how hormones function. The authors provide a breadth and depth of practical prescribing experience, including many helpful tables and algorithms as well as directions for prescribing hormone therapy in the most effective and safest ways possible. Targeted and easy to read, Hormone Therapy: A Clinical Handbook offers all clinicians the state-of-the-art information they need to prescribe hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.

Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides

Author: Abba Kastin
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123850967
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides, Second Edition, is the definitive, indispensable reference for peptide researchers, biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and endocrinologists. Its chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and enable researchers working in a specific area to examine related areas outside their expertise. Peptides play a crucial role in many physiological processes, including actions as neurotransmitters, hormones, and antibiotics. Research has shown their importance in such fields as neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, and cell biology. The second edition of Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides presents this tremendous body of knowledge in the field of biologically active peptides in one single reference. The section editors and contributors represent some of the most sophisticated and distinguished scientists working in basic sciences and clinical medicine. Presents all aspects of biologically active peptides in one resource Features more than 20 sections spanning plant, bacterial, fungal, venom, and invertebrate peptides to general peptides Includes immunological, inflammatory, cancer, vaccine, and neurotrophic peptides Discusses peptide precursors, mRNA distribution, processing, and receptors, not just pathophysiological implications

Handbook of Milk Composition

Author: Gerard Meurant
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080533116
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This informative treatise offers a concise collection of existing, expert data summarizing the composition of milk. The Handbook of Milk Composition summarizes current information on all aspects of human and bovine milk, including: sampling, storage, composition, as well as specific chapters on major and minor components such as protein, carbohydrates, lipids, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and hormones. The book also features comprehensive coverage of compartmentation, host-defense components, factors affecting composition, composition of commercial formulas, and contaminants. * Reliable data on the composition of human and bovine milks. * Discusses the many factors affecting composition. * Composition tables make up 25-30% of the total book. * Problems concerning sampling and analysis are described. * Should appeal equally to industry and academia. * Also of interest to developing countries in need of information on infant nutrition and agricultural development

Herbal Hormone Handbook for Women

Author: Carmen Reeves
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517498535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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#1 Bestseller - Herbal Hormone Handbook for Women Addressing hormonal symptoms for all important stages throughout life 41 Natural Remedies to Reset Hormones, Reduce Anxiety, Combat Fatigue and Control Weight Learn how to help your body regain hormonal balance with simple herbal products, nutritive supplements and lifestyle improvements and feel the many benefits of a balanced body. You might be wondering why you are unable to lose weight, why you feel persistent low energy, or why you feel anxious or stressed. It may not always be obvious that our hormones are out of balance and causing these symptoms. You may be relieved to learn that there are ways to detect hormonal imbalances and address them with gentle effective strategies. This book discusses the female endocrine system, the hormones that help carry out complex physiological bodily functions and how we can take steps to assist our body in achieving balance and health. Hormonal health in women is often left unrecognized and ignored until adverse symptoms appear. By learning about our endocrine system and all that hormones do, we can begin to nourish and tend our bodies thus getting to the root of imbalance before it negatively affects our health. This book contains a comprehensive list of hormonal imbalance symptoms and ways to help relieve those symptoms by positively affecting out health with herbs, diet, supplements, exercise and other lifestyle enhancements. In this book you will find: * What hormones are and why they are vital * A detailed list of common causes of hormonal imbalance * How phytonutrients improve hormonal functioning * Lifestyle tips that complement a healthy diet * Hormone balancing herbs like Vitex, Raspberry Leaf, Motherwort and Wild Yam * How nutritional deficiencies, like Vitamin D and Iodine can cause hormonal imbalance * Natural sources of Essential Fatty Acids, like Evening Primrose Oil * Why adrenals get exhausted and what you can do about it * How exercise improves hormonal health * Different glands of the endocrine system, their function and symptoms that signal imbalance * How moods swings and irritability can be improved naturally * Diet or weight challenges and how hormones may be related * Why periods can be irregular and how to help this * Natural ways to ease stress and anxiety by improving hormonal function * How hormonal headaches can be relieved * Hormonal health during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum * Ways to ease through perimenopause and menopause * How to address female reproductive disorders like Cervical Dysplasia, Fibroids, Endometriosis, PCOS and Breast Cysts * Other common hormonal symptoms including acne, body odor and fatigue How this book will benefit you: * Learn how to care for your body to bring ultimate, hormonal health * Learn how to avoid harmful chemical hormone disruptors * See how taking herbs can help balance your hormones while supplying many nutrients * Begin to see your own results as you bring nutritional balance to your hormonal system * Learn dozens of lifestyle tips to help bring your hormones back into balance * Find out how a diet rich in whole foods can support your endocrine system * Start taking your hormonal health into your own hands Interested in learning more about keeping your hormones balanced? Download this book today to achieve hormonal harmony

Handbook of Plant and Crop Physiology

Author: Mohammad Pessarakli
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 082474134X
Format: PDF, Docs
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With contributions from over 70 international experts, this reference provides comprehensive coverage of plant physiological stages and processes under both normal and stressful conditions. It emphasizes environmental factors, climatic changes, developmental stages, and growth regulators as well as linking plant and crop physiology to the production of food, feed, and medicinal compounds. Offering over 300 useful tables, equations, drawings, photographs, and micrographs, the book covers cellular and molecular aspects of plant and crop physiology, plant and crop physiological responses to heavy metal concentration and agrichemicals, computer modeling in plant physiology, and more.